Preparation methodologies of polymer matrix nanocomposites

M. Avella, M.E. Errico, S. Martelli, E. Martuscelli

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Recently, as a result of developments in nanotechniques, there has been a growing interest in the field of nanocomposites. The use of inorganic nanoparticle-filled composites can provide high-performance materials that find applications in several industrial fields. In the present work, preliminary studies concerning the preparation of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)/CaCO3nanoparticles composites are reported. The preparation was performed by using an in situ polymerization methodology. In particular, the nanocomposites have been obtained by a modified radical polymerization of the MMA dispersing the nanoparticles directly into the acrylic monomer. Nanocomposites having 2, 3, 4 and 6 wt% of nanoparticles were prepared. The influence of the nanoparticles on the chemico-physical properties of the polymeric matrix and the mode of dispersion were investigated by performing thermal, mechanical and morphological analyses. Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435 - 439
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Organometallic Chemistry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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Avella, M., Errico, M. E., Martelli, S., & Martuscelli, E. (2001). Preparation methodologies of polymer matrix nanocomposites. Applied Organometallic Chemistry, 15(5), 435 - 439.